Chicken Noodle Soup (Made from scratch!)

When it comes to simple, healthy AND comforting, soup is a go-to for a lot of people.  Here, the broth is made while cooking the chicken so no worries about the high sodium you get in the canned versions.   Remember when I told you about the amazing deal I got on some whole chickens?  This is what I did with the other one that … Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup (Made from scratch!)

Mexican Pork Stew

Inspired by Mexican posole, this slightly spicy stew comes together quickly in the slow cooker.  Want to make it more authentic?  Use hominy in place of the corn!   Continuing along our unintentional theme of the past couple weeks, I decided to use the slow cooker to make a warm bowl of spicy goodness.  Yeah, this would be more appropriate for cooler weather but I … Continue reading Mexican Pork Stew

Roasted Tomato Soup

Fresh tomatoes are roasted then blended with a few other vegetables, broth, and seasoning to create a creamy – and healthy! – tomato soup that is miles above the canned condensed version.   We had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  I ate way too much and am ready to slip into a turkey coma any minute now.  After huge meals like that, I crave something a little … Continue reading Roasted Tomato Soup

North African-inspired Chicken Stew

As you may have been able to ascertain from the distinct lack of soups on this blog, I am not a soup girl.  That’s probably why the guys looked at me with raised eyebrows when they saw a stew on the menu.  What they didn’t know was I was planning on making it less soupy. I saw the original recipe in the Fall issue of … Continue reading North African-inspired Chicken Stew